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Re: Wierd passwd problem

Hello Florian,

yupe, that seems to be the reason.. thx man!

Friday, December 5, 2003, 8:57:50 PM, you wrote:
FE> Hello Derek!

FE> On Fri, Dec 05, 2003 at 04:44:44PM +0800, Derek Chew En-Hock wrote:
>>  I got a particular weird passwd problem with one particular debian
>>  machine that I am using... apparently, whether you input a password
>>  with a special character, the system still thinks its the
>>  same as the password without the special character...
>>  for example, if my password is testing123$
>>  the system would actually allow a valid login with either testing123
>>  or testing123$ as the valid password!

FE> Is it really the special character, or rather something along of not
FE> having md5 enabled and thus being limited to eight characters. See
FE> http://lists.debian.org/debian-security/2003/debian-security-200312/msg00094.html
FE> for details.

FE> Cheers,
FE> Flo

Best regards,
 Derek                            mailto:sdchew@ieee.org

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